We Are All Agents Of Change

While I appreciate the sentiment of “The World has Changed” I think it’s important for us to remember change happens all the time. We make all things new. You and I are changing this world at every moment. Yes it’s great and grand Barack Obama is now President of the United States but let us remember he is only one man.

The real power, the real change comes from us – from you and me when we unite together. When we join hands for a common cause. When we decide to work together that’s when the miracles happen. That’s where real change comes from.

I am not the President of the United States but that does not mean I am any less powerful or my worth is any less. The leader of the U.S. is merely that, the leader. He has no purpose, no function if there are no people to lead. Really the citizens of the world are far more powerful. Imagine what we could do if we tried! Imagine the change we could evoke if we united together as one! Think of the power we have in our hands!

So let us remember to temper all the talk of “a new era” with the understanding we change things all the time. Change happens at every moment. We usher in a “new era” with every breath we take. You and I as we unite are a force more powerful, more effective and more magnificent than any one person can ever be alone.

True power lies in our unity. True change comes from us. You and I are the agents of change, working for a new world. We. Us together.

I envision a world where the moralists clasp hands with one another and cooperate in the spirit of change. I envision a world where social activists link up with each other and realize they don’t need to start another nonprofit to elicit the change they wish to see. Where people recognize there are many willing participants who wish to work together as one. I envision a world where all the splinter groups bundle together as one. Where each and every person recognizes their own worth, their own power, regardless of their role in society. I envision a world where each and every person sees themselves for the powerful being they really are. Because you and I are more powerful, more magnificent and more brilliant than we can even imagine.

I’m sure many of you have read this quote numerous times before but it seems appropriate for this post:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love

So let us shine. Let us share our radiance with others. Let us take the candle flame glowing within each of us and join together to outshine the sun. We can do anything if we do it together.

Not only is another world possible, it’s probable.

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  • John Jan 28, 2009, 2:47 am

    Rebekah, Thanks for your thoughtful post on this topic. I wholeheartedly agree that the people, both as a group and individually are the real agents of change. The seeds of change in our nation rarely come from the top, most often, they are sewn at the bottom and make their way up the ladder to the top.

    President Obama is an example of this. As he said in his inaugural address, it is amazing that within 60 years, we’ve gone from his father not being served in a restaurant to his son taking the oath of office to our nation’s only nationally elected position. T

    The change mentioned above didn’t start up high, it started with a women named Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, it started with a preacher from Montgomery, it started with a man across two oceans away who said that all should be treated equally.

    The change that came from these people was change that had to happen. In your post, you say, “You and I as we unite are a force more powerful, more effective and more magnificent than any one person can ever be alone. True power lies in our unity. True change comes from us. You and I are the agents of change, working for a new world. We. Us together.” You are absolutely correct it is we who change the world every day, with the choices we make, large and small. When the community comes together as a WE rather then us and them, is when we have our true power.

    Thanks for this post, I really appreciate it!

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